Los Angeles, Calif. February 15, 2017 – The Hollywood Press Corps announces a celebrity auction presented by is an online platform where celebrities are raising funds for their preferred charities by donating pre-owned items to be auctioned online, announced today a new online celebrity auction that will go live on Wednesday, February 15th at 7.00am PT/10.00 ET at The auction will showcase exclusive memorabilia from influential pop culture artists like Paris Hilton, Gene Simmons, and J Sutta of The Pussycat Dolls. Startuch accepts a wide-range of items from celebrities including clothing, electronics, childrens’ items, music instruments, jewelry, art, signed or unsigned personal memorabilia, and much more. All of which will be auctioned off online, with proceeds going back to the celebrity’s charity of choice.

Paris Hilton’s Autographed SnowBoard

Paris Hilton’s Autographed SnowBoard

Hilton will be donating to Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Starlight Children’s Foundation, Gene Simmons will be donating to Mending Kids, and J Sutta will be donating to A League of Extraordinary Mutts. Speaking about his decision to donate and auction items at

“All around the globe there’s children in need of urgent life-changing medical care and I believe in doing what I can to help. It’s great to see companies like offering a new way for people like myself to help our charities like, I hope others will also donate items and use this service to raise more money for their important causes,” said Gene Simmons.

Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS Custom Fighter Pilot Helmet

Gene Simmons, Autographed Helmet

J Sutta added, “Through auctioning these items on, I want to give something back to the fans and most importantly help raise more funds for dogs looking for a loving home at the League of Extraordinary Mutts.”


Paris Hilton also added, “I’m always looking for ways to help charities and good causes and when I heard about, I was immediately onboard to support their online auction to raise funds for charity. Through my Facebook donations I will support two charities that are important to me, Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and The Starlight Children’s Foundation, both are wonderful causes that I’ve supported for many years. I encourage you to go online and place a bid and help support these good causes.”

J Sutta, Autographed “Pussy Cat Dolls” Hoodie from Wolrd Tour

J Sutta, “Pussy Cat Dolls” Hoodie from World Tour

Speaking about the new auction items and donations co-founder Evgenia Lorcy:

“It’s been our mission from the very beginning to always help those in need and I know there are so many celebrities and public figures who are always looking for more ways to give back. Startuch provides a simple and easy way for them to give back with very little required from them, except to donate some of their personal and performance items. We are extremely thankful to Gene, Paris and J Sutta for their wonderful participation and contribution to their causes, we know there will be many fans who will be excited about these exclusive items and we’re thrilled that they see the benefit and ease of working with us.”

Sample items going live on auction on on Wednesday, February 15th at 7.00am PT / 10.00 ET are as follows:

Paris Hilton Items:
Autographed “Roxy” Snowboard by Paris Hilton
Autographed, Crocodile Pattern Red Leather High Heels, from “Paris Hilton” Collection
Pattern dress with red bow
Paris Hilton cocktail mirror encrusted gold dress
Autographed Silver Grey Heels With Gold Bow, from “Paris Hilton” Collection
Paris Hilton pink ribbon cocktail dress
Cheetah Animal Print Satin Blazer with waist Tie Belt
Autographed Shoulder Tote Bag, from “Paris Hilton Rouge” Collection
Bangle Rhinestone Bracelet
Autographed Tote Bag
Sequined Green Jacket
Red Leather Jacket
Autographed Purse with Paris Hilton Logo Embroidered
Black Bangle “LOVE” Bracelet

Gene Simmons Items:
Folds of Honor Foundation Helmet signed by Gene Simmons (one-of-a-kind)
Newborn baby KISS onesie signed by Gene Simmons
2 medium-sized women’s grey and glitter KISS crew sweatshirts signed by Gene Simmons
2 KISS Rocks Vegas DVD and CD pack signed by Gene Simmons
1 Gene Simmons Family Jewels Final Season DVD signed by Gene Simmons
1 KISS sign, signed by Gene Simmons

J Sutta Items:
J Sutta World Tour Pussycat Dolls Hoodie, with embroidered “Don’t Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me” and “PCD”
J Sutta World Tour Pussycat Doll T-Shirt

Others recent donors have included Terrell Owens (NFL), Lady Victoria Hervey (Model/Socialite), Vivica A. Fox (Empire/Independence Day: Resurgence), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Adam Rodriguez (Empire), Lorenzo Lamas (The Celebrity Apprentice), and more. founder Evgenia Lorcy began her career as a model and fashion designer well known in New York and Paris fashion industry. While in New York, her high-end clothing brand EV&EL, was picked up by major stores across the U.S., including Nordstrom. At this time, Lorcy (formerly known as Gvozdetskaya) worked with and launched the careers of the then-unknown models Adriana Lima and Ivanka Trump. After winning numerous fashion awards, Lorcy also dressed celebrities such as Ivana Trump, Prince, Drew Barrymore, and Mariah Carey, and as a wardrobe supplier for the TV series “Melrose Place.” Lorcy later created her handbag and purse line “TsariTza” (meaning Queen in Russian), worn by socialites worldwide. In 2014, Lorcy and her husband, Patrick Lorcy co-founded as a way for celebrities and public figures to have a hassle-free way of giving back to their favorite charities.

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nonTransferable Transfers the Love in this Modern Internet Age

The rom-com nonTransferable held their red carpet launch event on Monday, February 13th at the kitschy Now Boarding in heart of West Hollywood. This film was almost entirely shot in Turkey, and it would take Iranian-American attorney Nadia Davari to bridge the gap between east and west as the legal counsel of this international film. Davari reps Lightening Entertainment, a noted production company and distributor of the film.

The film’s poster. Photo courtesy of nonTransferable

Interestingly enough, this film had an exclusive 4K Ultra HD Release of the Original Independent Film on UltraFlix before it hits theaters.  All of this is in conjunction with NanoTech Entertainment, who provides the innovative 4K experience to consumers and has a strategic partnership with SWIG MEDIA and Lightning Entertainment. UltraFlix has secured digital distribution rights to nonTransferable motion picture.  This partnership is helping to usher in the Company’s expansion of premiere film presentations and original programs on the UltraFlix network.

Still of the film. Photo courtesy of Davidson Vorhes

James Walker, President of Lightning Entertainment, and Forest Robin, Head of Digital Distribution lead the team working with the filmmakers spearheading this distribution deal.  Walker noted “The entertainment industry is looking increasingly at new models using the digital platforms to release and bring attention to films in ways other than through costly P&A.  Lightning Entertainment is positioned to leverage our relationship with SWIG Media’s next generation digital distribution capabilities and content partners to bring wonderful new movies like nonTransferable to the market in new and unique ways.”

Actors Brendan Bradley and Amin Joseph on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Fred Parvaneh

As for the film, nonTransferable follows the adventures of Amy Tyler (Ashley Clements), a bleeding heart romantic who books a surprise vacation of a lifetime for her boyfriend Josh Merit (Christopher Nicholas Smith). When he abruptly breaks up with her on their anniversary, Amy is stuck with the non-transferable tickets in his name. Dealt with a difficult and time sensitive situation, Amy’s clever friends suggest that if she can’t change the tickets…why not change the guy? She comes across another Josh Merit (Brendan Bradley, who also wrote and directed the film) and the sparks fly.

This film also stars Amin Joseph, Shanna Malcolm, Katie Wee, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Sara Fletcher, Cem Baza, Monika Jolly, Daniel Vincent Gordh, Julia Cho, Joey Richter, Jessica Andres and Cigdem Önat.

In addition to the wonderful rom com story, this film is so intriguing on many levels. Produced by an American production, with a strong indie cast, but the the project was almost entirely filmed in Turkey. And during the geopolitical coup no less! Additionally, this film was also partially financed via Turkey’s tourism board and appropriately enough, the trailer screened on Turkish Airlines channel.

James Walker, President of Lightening Entertainment with his general counsel Nadia Davari
Brendan with Nadia

All in all it was a great event, with an open bar (yet I was too sick to enjoy much of anything) with an airline theme…how apropos for a film about travel and the food was catered by Prime Cutts. So let’s fly high with nonTransferable!

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An Interview with Bassist and Vocalist Chris Wyse

The Hollywood Press Corps got a chance to meet up with legendary bass guitar player, Chris Wyse. Chris has played with Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, the Cult and most recently Ace Frehley. Chris played an amazing set  of heavy metal with Ace. Here are a few questions that we came up for Chris while he was in Los Angeles with Ace to play one of the coolest venues in LA, the Saban Theatre.

Chris Wyse with Ace Frehley at the Saban Theater Friday, February 4th, 2017. Photo by Alex Kluft

Hollywood Press Corps (HPC):
So how is your latest project with Ace going?
Chris Wyse (CW): Ace recently told me he wants to get us in the studio after we return from the South American tour in March! I know he has a few songs started and it’s really exciting to venture into new original music. Anything can happen!

HPC: What is life like on the road?
CW: The shows have been really great! The fans really appreciate Ace and the bands high energy output. We have lots of fun. The fans have been really excited. It’s always great to tour the USA and it all just feels like home. Life on the road is good. We are all however looking forward to South America. Fantastic crowds down there. This will be my fourth tour of SA.

HPC: Is there anything new with your bass playing?
CW: Recently I have been playing an active Fender P Bass Elite. It has a different vibe than my passive basses and it has been fun dialing in such a powerful preamp on the bass itself.

HPC: How do you select what your next project is going to be?
CW:It all is based on inspiration for writing and playing. This is especially true for my band Owl since I guide the ship. I like to get back to the upright bass usually.

HPC: Do you ever wish you would’ve played with anyone over the years that you didn’t get a chance to work with?
CW:I think Dave Growl, Zak Wylde and myself would make a sick band. I never played with either but I know Zak some and he’s very funny, such a killer musician. I love Dave’s drumming and talent as well.


HPC: Do you remember who your first guitar teacher was or your first bass teacher?
CW: Steve Harris really is my bass inspiration. As far as Double Bass or Upright Bass I studied classical bass in college with Michael Wicks of the Albany NY Orchestra.

HPC: Who do you think was the best bass player ever?
CW: Steve Harris for his huge impact on bass playing. I’m one of many that love Steve.

HPC: What was it like to be involved with so many legends?
CW:It has been quite the wild ride but I love it and find it rewarding to pour my heart into music. It is also is nice to be trusted by such fame and talent. I have learned so much from all the artists I have worked with. Being in the Ace Frehley Band is quite the honor. Ace is very experienced yet naturally. Always be you.

HPC: Do you have a good Ozzy story?
CW: Ozzy quote-“You are fucking gonna love me Chris because I love the bass loud and I love all the riffs you are throwing in!” That made me smile huge!! I really love Ozzy’s energy. He is an amazing artist and voice!! One of my faves.

HPC: Do you have a good Mick Jagger story?
CW: I was playing upright bass with a bow and Mick sort of did his Mick strut while I was playing. I felt transported to another place. It was great to have that experience to record with him. We drank fine red wine after and chatted for a couple hours over a great dinner.

HPC: What was the ultimate Cult show, where everything just sounded the best?
CW: I recall a show on Jimmy Kimmel on the outside stage in 2012 that felt great. It was in support of “Choice of Weapon”. We hit a new peak and I had some really cool bass bits on that album I loved to play. Playing on TV sounds sterile but this is really like a live mini set. It was fun. I once saw David Gilmour at the Kimmel Show and hung out with my buds The Trailer Park Boys just to hang out. Great show and green room!

HPC: What is one thing that would surprise people to know about you?
CW: I do Yoga and I’m still striving in my bass playing, singing and writing to always get better. I am going back to some of my sonatas from Vivaldi lately with the bow. There are two bows for upright bass. I play German preferred over French bow but play both. I have been teaching bass guitar and upright bass with in depth theory and techniques. It keeps me sharp and open to other peoples taste.

HPC: What does the future of 2017 look like for you?
CW: New Ace original music and more touring! Owl will also have a return with new music!! 2017 will be full of new music!

Thanks for Chris for taking time to answer our questions. It’s so interesting to hear about a professional bass player who plays “Detroit Rock City” and Vivaldi! Check out Chris with Ace Frehley on his Space Invader tour and Chris’s project called Owl!

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New Exorcist Movie ‘Holy Terror’ Trailer Debuts

The riveting first official teaser trailer for the new supernatural horror film HOLY TERROR was just released. This film is in post production via Cineridge Entertainment from the award-winning team who previously brought us SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE.

Holy Terror poster

Written and directed by Rich Mallery (SOCIOPATHIA) and executive-produced by Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed SAMURAI COP 2 from a script co-written by Mallery), HOLY TERROR stars MEATBALLS’ Kristine DeBell, Bruce Lee’s GAME OF DEATH’s Mel Novak, Lisa London (H.O.T.S., PRIVATE RESORT), Kelly Reiter (The Z Virus), Jesse Hlubik (MAY, ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE), Nicole Olson, Scott Butler (WIENER DOG INTERNATIONALS), and HPC’s Vida G (THE MINDY PROJECT, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE).

Still of Actress Vida Ghaffari. Photo courtesy of Guillermo Proano/PR Photos

Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly [Reiter] and Tom [Hlubik] ask a medium [London] to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister [Olson], the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest [Butler] and his mentor Sister Catherine [DeBell] to attempt a dangerous exorcism.

From left to right: actors Mel Novak and Scott Butler, writer-director -producer Rich Mallery, actresses Vida Ghaffari (seated), and Kristine DeBell. Photo courtesy of Guillermo Proano/PR Photos

“There has been a resurgence of exorcism/possession-type movies, so it’s a little challenging to give audiences something they haven’t seen before. But we have a few tricks up our sleeve that are going to make HOLY TERROR stand apart from the crowd. Plus, we’re going for a real late-’70s/early-’80s feel. Films like THE CHANGELING, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and of course the original EXORCIST are huge influences on this project,” said Mallery.

Actress Nicole Olson. Photo courtesy of Cineridge Entertainment

“I’m really excited to be partnering with Gregory Hatanaka again; this is the fourth film we’ve worked on together,” Mallery continues. “It’s a little strange this time around, since usually he’s directing and I’m the writer/AD, and this time I’m directing and he’s the DP, but we’re totally in sync when it comes to the vision, so we’re like a well-oiled machine. We’ve brought back a lot of the cast of SAMURAI COP 2—Jesse Hlubik, Lisa London, Mel Novak, Kristine DeBell and Nicole Olson—and although this is a completely different type of film, it’s great to have a lot of familiar faces who are used to the way Gregory and I work. We’re both slightly insane, so it’s amazing to be surrounded by people who support our vision.”

“As Rich and I are both rabid fans of 70s AIP and New World horror pics,” Hatanaka adds, “it was only a matter of time before we teamed up to do a film in that tradition. HOLY TERROR works on deep psychological levels, and has an otherworldly, TWILIGHT ZONE-ish kind of feel.”

Holy Terror will be premiering this April on Amazon Prime.

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The Warren Huart Birthday Party at Sunset Sound in Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2017) The Hollywood Press Corps was in the heart of the Hollywood music scene on Saturday night for Warren Huart’s birthday party at Sunset Sound. Warren was surrounded by friends and family for this special night. The event was sponsored by BAE Audio, Genelec, Lewitt, Vintage King, McDSP, and Trinnov with drinks provided by Jack Daniels.

Warren Huart cutting his rock and roll inspired birthday cake. Photo courtesy Alex Kluft

Warren is a producer, engineer and youtube celebrity. Many noted musicians came out to Sunset Sound for this special evening. Sunset Sound was created by Tutti Camarotta. Tutti convinced Walt Disney that he need a studio to do orchestral arrangements. Disney reluctantly allowed Tutti to open a studio in an old auto maintenance garage. Tutti arranged all of the classic Disney soundtracks at the early Sunset Sound. Still family owned, Paul Camarotta was on hand with his wife at the event.
Alex Kluft was running the red carpet at the front door of Sunset Sound.

Tanya O’Callaghan, Scott Shriner, Warren Huart, Tony Franklin, Jerry Jemmott, Brandino and Paul ILL

Just being in the building gives me chills. Walking from studio to studio, it’s amazing to be in the same room where Led Zeppelin recorded “Stairway to Heaven.” Studio One is the room where the Doors recorded “Light My Fire” and the Rolling Stones recorded “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Matt Starr from the Ace Frehley band looking like Ming the Merciless on the red carpet

Warren Huart was such a generous host and so gracious with all his guests. I saw him rubbing elbows with Jerry Jemmott, Brandino, and Tony Franklin. Everybody wanted a moment of Warren’s time. There were really so many people that Warren has touched. Young Kaedyn Kashmir, who is 16 years old, came to say happy birthday to Warren and watch him blow out his candles. Jerry Jemmott, Brandino, Tony Franklin, Paul Ill, Tanya O’Callaghan, Erik Eldenius, Pete Thorn, Cameron Webb, Ross Hogarth and Matt Starr all came to the party and had a great time.
The first luminary to arrive was Jerry Jemmott. Jerry is known as “the Groovemaster”. He is one the most famous bass players form the 1960s and 1970s. Jerry played with the top soul, blues and jazz artists form that time. He was Jaco Pastoriuos’ favorite bass player. He played the bass line on BB King’s “The Thrill Is Gone.”

Gene Barry White (L) With Jerry Jemmott (R) on the red carpet. Photo courtesy the Hollywood Press Corps

The Groovemaster is also known for having played the bass line on the original recording of Mr Bojangles with Bob Dylan. The list of players is enormous. Jerry played with Ray Charles, Freddie King, Aretha Franklin and King Curtis. Jerry is also a very positive and happy guy. He had a minute to talk to me and describe what it was like growing up back east. “I did a tap dance routine at Carnegie Hall when I was five years old,” Jerry said. “I started working as a professional musician at 12 years old.” Jerry is such a delight to be around and a positive presence. He’s working on a jazz project and writing new songs.
There were so many legends of recording world at Warren Huart’s birthday mixer. Not only musician’s like Jerry Jemmott and Tony Franklin from The Firm and Kenny Wayne Shepard, but legendary producers like Cameron Webb, who produced the last six Motörhead albums with Lemmy.

Motörhead producer, Cameron Webb (L) with Warren Huart (R) on the Jack Daniel’s red carpet. Photo courtesy the Hollywood Press Corps

I got a chance to speak with Craig Hubler who is the general manager at Sunset Sound. I asked him what one of his fondest memories of working at Sunset Sound for over thirty years and he said, “Playing ping-pong with Prince and Sheila E.”

Warren Huart on the Jack Daniel’s red carpet for his birthday at Sunset Sound Recorders. Photo courtesy Alex Kluft

Tony Franklin was hanging out with everybody and taking phone calls and being a generally grateful, fun guy to be around. Tony is known for playing bass with Jimmy Page, playing with Whitesake, and most recently, performs with Kenny Wayne Shepard.

Mayan Hershey (L) with Steffenee Copley (R) on the red carpet

When I finally got into Studio One, I met Steffenee Copley from Genelec who had a CD playing of the songs that were recorded in Studio One. The Doors recorded “Light My Fire” in August of 1966 at Sunset Sound. The Rolling Stones, Van Halen and Prince also created many famous recordings here. She gave me a technical overview of the monitors in Studio One. She showed me the difference between the famous Augsburger active monitors and the next generation active monitors that use the computer to balance their sound depending on the size of the room. Steffenee is such a pro. She also knows the history of each studio at Sunset Sound. She pointed out that Prince had recorded the original recording of “1999” in Studio Two.

Kaedyn Kashmir at the controls of Studio One where the Rolling Stones recorded “Sympathy for the Devil.” Photo by Dustin Brown

Legendary producer and jazz bass player, Brandino, was at the Warren Huart birthday party. Brandino is known for being a top jazz stand up bass player. He’s played with Aretha Franklin and many others. Brandino and I chatted about Robbie Krieger who was in the Doors and recorded with Jim Morrison and the Doors in Studio One where we were sitting. I happened to catch Robbie perform one of the songs that Brandino played bass on back in 2011. The song is called “Event Horizon”. Brandino is currently working with Alicia Keys and Ty Dolla $ign. He also has a project in the works called Bass Conspiracy. I can’t wait to hear it.

Jazz bass great, Brandino (L) with rock bass legend, Tony Franklin (R)

Famous Motörhead producer, Cameron Webb was at the birthday celebration as well. Cameron spoke to me about the time he spent with Lemmy recording the last six Motörhead albums. He said that Lemmy had told him about living in London in the late 1970s during the beginnings of punk rock. Lemmy told Cameron that he had lived with Syd Vicious, bass player for the Sex Pistols, in a mansion they were squatting . Lemmy insisted that he taught Syd how to play bass. Cameron also said that Lemmy was a true poet who lived life with an incredible intensity.

A group shot at the end of aware em Huart’s party in Hollywood

Cameron said that while they were recording, Lemmy would earnestly write lyrics that were poetic and brilliant. Cameron said that so many songwriters don’t take song writing seriously and it shows in the final product. I asked Cameron if he listened to Motörhead on iTunes. “You bet,” he said. “It’s like having a diary of the time I spent with Lemmy. I hear one song and think about the day we recorded it and what we were trying for.” Cameron continues to produce and engineer in his studio and looks for bands that he’s passionate about recording.

Warren received a great rendition of “Happy Birthday to You” from the finest musicians in the world. His cake featured Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and many of his heroes. Warren is such a warm and generous host. Check out his YouTube show called “Produce Like A Pro.” It features tips on how for the beginning recordist can make quality recordings on a budget.
The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to the next party and social mixer at Sunset Sound.

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Motörhead producer Cameron Webb Releases New Video

Motörhead producer Cameron Webb talks Lemmy, working with the band and capturing their unique sound in new video with Warren Huart’s ProMix Academy

Photo courtesy Cameron Webb
Photo courtesy Cameron Webb

Coming up on the one year anniversary of Lemmy’s passing, Motörhead producer Cameron Webb and producer/engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, The Fray) are set to release a digital video today Friday Dec. 16th at 6pm PT. through ProMix Academy Mixing Motörhead with Cameron Webb. In the video Webb gives ProMix Academy a breakdown of Motörhead’s song Electricity, takes us through the mix and gives us behind the scenes insights into the making of the song.

The video is an educational mixing course, but this one is unique in that it is also chock full of insider stories and recording and production insights. On recording Motörhead, Cameron says in the video: “It was never normal with these guys, it was never normal with Lemmy… They did what they wanted to do. Kind of… My job as a Producer was to push them to their limits, physically and emotionally ” He adds, “I never wanted to change them I just wanted to help make them the best Motörhead they could be: they are unique, they do something special. Don’t destroy it.”

Photo courtesy Cameron Webb
Photo courtesy Cameron Webb

Webb first worked with Motörhead on their album Inferno (2004) and has since worked with the band producing, engineering and mixing a total of eleven live and studio albums over 12 years. Webb’s credits also include the likes of Pennywise, Social Distortion, Megadeth, NOFX, Sum 41, The Aquabats, Godsmack, Buckcherry and Danzig.

“I chose to work with Warren because he has a true love and respect for Motörhead, and he is breaking new ground on how to reach out to the public and present a side of music that has always been hidden behind closed doors,” Webb says.

Photo courtesy Cameron Webb
Photo courtesy Cameron Webb

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Huart aims to help people make great music by sharing the knowledge and experience he’s accumulated over his near 30 years in the industry through Produce Like a Pro and ProMix Academy. Huart explains: “I want to demystify the recording process and show that there really isn’t a difference between the ‘professionals’ and home recordists. We all share the same passion for music creation and our aim is to break down barriers and democratize the music industry.”

Photo courtesy Cameron Webb
Photo courtesy Cameron Webb

View an excerpt from the video at Produce Like a Pro, and find the purchase link to the full video course including access to the multitrack sessions from the song here;

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(Venice, California)  Motorhead Music recording artists Budderside ( ), along with one of music’s hottest young acts Cassette Culture ( form a unique night of music this Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm at the Venice Beach Bar Live located on the Venice Beach strand and Rose Avenue.

Cassette Culture and Budderside at the Venice Beach Bar
Cassette Culture and Budderside at the Venice Beach Bar

Budderside recently completed a tour of Europe where they played before 80,000 people at the famed Wacken Festival in Germany. Cassette Culture, the fast-rising group of teen performers has been one of Los Angeles’ most buzzed about new alternative rock bands.

The show marks the continued coming out of the Venice Beach Bar, a historic location on the famous Venice Beach strand, as it transitions to one of Los Angeles’ premier Westside music venues. Operating under the umbrella of Venice Beach Bar Live, and curated by well known Los Angeles music executive Noelle Kim, the location once served as housing for Jim Morrissey in its upper floor. The venue is the only live music facility on the Venice Strand.

Cassette Culture Live
Cassette Culture Live

Showtime is at 8:30 pm and there is no cover charge for patrons. Venice Beach Bar is located at 323 Ocean Front Walk. Patrons can find it easily by taking Lincoln to Rose Avenue, and head west until Rose Avenue dead ends at the beach. There is parking at the beach, just steps from the venue.

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The One Thousand Butterfly Miracle of Malibu Bluffs

Malibu, CA – The One Thousand Butterfly Miracle just went down in Malibu on Sunday, November 13th. This event was inspired by a tragic accident that occurred with Malibu resident, Emily Shane, back in 2010. Emily was struck by a homicidal driver while walking along Pacific Coast Highway. Her death was so tragic and devastating for her parents. Her father, Michel and mother, Ellen, have gone on to create the Emily Shane Foundation. Emily’s motto was, “Dance, love, sing, live” She had a powerful message for an eighth grader and the Emily Shane Foundation allows her unique world vision to be carried on. The foundation provides role models and mentors to at risk middle school kids. The fee for the children enrolled in the program is that they must “pay it forward” by doing a good deed in exchange for the mentoring.
Here’s a link to the Emily Shane Foundation website on Facebook ;

A donation of just $10.00 allows a mentor to tutor a disadvantaged youth for one hour.  Please donate if you can.

Actress and environmentalist, Hayden Begley with producer and Emily's father, Michel Shane
Actress and environmentalist, Hayden Begley with producer and Emily’s father, Michel Shane

The bluffs above Malibu was such a great place to hold the event. There were locals, celebrities and people who just happened to be at the park that day. Tables were set up that explained why butterflies and bees are so important. For example, butterflies (Order: Lepidoptera) are brightly colored flying insects with two pairs of large wings that vary in color and pattern from species to species. Furthermore, butterfly wings are covered with overlapping rows of tiny scales, butterflies share this feature with other lepidopterans known as moths. Milk weed plants were gifted to those interested at the event. Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed. Both bees and butterflies play an important and vital role in pollination of plants and the production of California’s agriculture.

Releasing the butterflies. Photo courtesy the Hollywood Press Corps
Releasing the butterflies. Photo courtesy the Hollywood Press Corps

The event itself was festive, fun and featured live music. There were celebrities in attendance such as Marina Anderson. Marina is known for acting and coaching and resurrecting David Carradine’s acting career in Kill Bill. Also in attendance was Michel Shane who is Emily’s Dad and is a founder of Hand Picked Films. Michael Shane has produced a long list of successful films including the
Oscar nominated and multiaward winning Spielberg directed film, “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and “I, Robot” with Will Smith. Actress Hayden Begley was in attendance. Hayden is an actress and singer from Malibu, California. Hayden’s grandfather is Academy Award winner and Broadway actor, Ed Begley
(Sr.) and her dad is actor and renown environmentalist, Ed Begley Jr.

Ellen Shane making announcements while Robin Hill prepares to sing
Ellen Shane making announcements while Robin Hill prepares to sing

There were locals, little kids and people from all over. The event featured a raffle and silent auction to benefit the foundation. The release of the thousand butterflies was special. People were gathered in a giant circle to get close to the boxes that contained the butterflies. Once the butterflies were released, they exploded into the air. There were butterflies everywhere. People were bending over to get a glimpse of the butterflies before they flew away. Some people were experts in letting butterflies land gently on their hands. Other people weren’t so gentle.

A butterfly prepares to fly away
A butterfly prepares to fly away

The One Thousand Butterfly Miracle in Malibu Bluffs Park on 2016 was such a great success. The community came together to support a great cause and remember an innocent little girl who was taken too soon.

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(Hollywood, California) – Ultimate Jam Night, (  the long-running weekly free music show held at the famed Whisky A Go Go will turn its upcoming Tuesday night edition on November 15th at 8 PM PST into a live broadcast fundraiser honoring AC/DC rock icon Malcolm Young and benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will be broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.

youngYoung struggled with the onset of dementia for a period of time prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia beginning in 2014.

Malcolm Young of AC/DC
Malcolm Young of

A collection of well known rockers will participate in a more than 2 hour “jam” of AC/DC songs. Included among them will be former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.

To donate to The Alzheimer’s Association and the Ultimate Jam Night Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, simply go to and click on “donate” and then scroll down and click on “donate to the team”. Monies raised support local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, as well as funding research and advocacy efforts.

“Malcolm Young created not only music, but an era” said Ultimate Jam Night founder and Quiet Riot Bassist, Chuck Wright. “According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, so this terrible affliction affects many more like Malcolm” said, Wright.

For up-to-the-minute news about the event please visit for updates leading up to Tuesday’s 8 PM showtime.


Ultimate Jam Night is a long-running free weekly show currently in residence at L.A.’s famed Whisky A Go Go. Founded in 2015 by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, the show features a rotating cast of the world’s finest musicians assembled in an entirely unrehearsed setting. The show features live music, performance art, comedy bits, walk around characters, and community and charitable giving. More information can be found by visiting


The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The organizational mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit or call 800.272.3900.


Established by Mike Zinna, brings Hollywood action to the world via broadcasting and original content. Current programs include Inside Metal, Geeks Scape by Jonathan London, Absolutely Jason Stuart, Drumsmack, and Spill the Tea among other shows.


Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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Grand Opening of Art Lewin Bespoke in Downtown Santa Monica

Santa Monica — On Thursday, November 10, 2016, The Hollywood Press Corps had the pleasure of attending the Art Lewin Bespoke Grand Opening of its newest location in Santa Monica — Store #6 for entrepreneur Art Lewin.  This highly anticipated,  invitation-only event, sponsored, in part, by, offered guests the best of the best including gourmet cuisine, scrumptious desserts, Napa Valley wines from Sparrow Hawk and Highway 12 vineyards, Hint Water, Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden, contemporary tunes and the most superb in custom clothing.

Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug
Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug

Over 100 of Southern California’s finest turned out to celebrate the exclusive opening of Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica including members of the legal community, business professionals and celebrities.  All guests were gifted with a Mario Masotti Hand-made Silk Neck-Tie. The ties are beautifully crafted and designed with stunning fabrics and patterns.

In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug
In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug

So what makes Art Lewin Bespoke so special?  “One of our many unique features with our full canvas grade clothing is the canvas itself.  Our canvas is hand padded and not machine stitched as is common with many  other tailors. We also offer an extensive library of world class quality fabrics from internationally renowned mills in England, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany,” says Daniel Simons, Partner, Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica.

Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug
Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug

A favorite with Hollywood celebrities, including, Jon Voight, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno, Esai Morales and Robert Wagner, to name a few, Art Lewin Bespoke is also preferred by a cadre of stylists.  And, what about Art Lewin Bespoke for Women?  “Art Lewin Bespoke is not just about clothes that make men look great,” adds Simons, “we also apply our expert talents to a woman’s wardrobe with the same quality, workmanship & knowledge enjoyed by our male clientele, just ask the beautiful actress Sofia Milos!”

International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug
International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug

For more information, please visit

or telephone Art Lewin Bespoke at 310 734-4990

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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